Worcester Polytechnic Institute is constructing an $80 million academic and research facility in Worcester, Mass. Designed by Gensler, the 100,000-sf building will provide interactive spaces for project-based education including flexible learning environments and innovation labs for collaborative development with industry and government partners. Equipping students to participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the project will support programs in data science, robotics, cybersecurity, bioinformatics, computational biology, neuroscience, engineering, additive manufacturing, and smart design. The building will also accommodate the Student Academic Services Center and offices for faculty and staff. Consigli Construction Co. is the general contractor for the facility with KVA as project manager. LEED sustainable design certification will be sought for structure, which will open in January of 2022.